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Barnesville in Lamar County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Confederate Hospital

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Confederate Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2009
1. Confederate Hospital Marker
Inscription. During the War Between the States, 1861-1865, 155 Confederate soldiers, wounded in the Battle of Atlanta and evacuated, died in several improvised hospitals in Barnesville. This marks the site of the main hospital. A marble headstone marks each soldier’s grave in Greenwood Cemetery near here. Two Federal troopers are buried with the Confederates and each Memorial Day receive the same tribute. Among States represented are Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Connecticut, Kentucky, North Carolina, Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee.
 
Erected 1955. (Marker Number 085-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 3.283′ N, 84° 9.356′ W. Marker is in Barnesville, Georgia, in Lamar County. Marker is on Atlanta Street (U.S. 41) 0 miles west of Mill Street (Georgia Route 36), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is located in the plaza between the old railroad depot and the building with the mural of Barnesville. Marker is in this post office area: Barnesville GA 30204, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Hospitals (about 300 feet away, measured in
Confederate Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2009
2. Confederate Hospital Marker
a direct line); Lamar County (about 800 feet away); Barnesville Blues (about 800 feet away); Roosevelt’s Barnesville Speech (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gordon Military College (approx. 0.6 miles away); A&M - G.I.C. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Federals at Barnesville (approx. 0.8 miles away); Gachet Home (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Barnesville.
 
Additional comments.
1. Major General William B. Bate, CSA Division Commander treated here
Major General William B. Bate, Commanding a division in Hardee's Army Corps, CSA was wounded along Utoy Creek on August 10, 1864 (Presently near Adams Park, GA) and was transported here for treatment. He remained here until recalled to command his division after the surrender of Atlanta in September 1864 and participated in Confederate General Hood's campaign to regain Tennessee. After the war he served as the Governor of Tennessee and in the United States Senate until his death in 1912 Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor
Confederate Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2009
3. Confederate Hospital Marker
The restored railroad depot is in the background
   
    — Submitted February 13, 2010, by Lieutenant Colonel Perry Bennett, Army Historian of Atlanta, Georgia.

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Confederate Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2009
4. Confederate Hospital Marker
The mural on the building in the background tells the history of Barnesville
Mural of Barnesville image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2009
5. Mural of Barnesville
This mural is on the building facing the plaza where the marker is located
Mural of Barnesville image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2009
6. Mural of Barnesville
The mural continues onto the end of the building, where it commemorates President Franklin D. Roosevelt's visit to Barnesville in 1938.
 
 
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